The TOEFL Primary®

Learning English starts here

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The TOEFL Primary® program offers valuable resources and tools to assist with teaching and help students in their English-language learning.

The English Learning Center

The TOEFL Primary English Learning Center is a subscription-based, online program with interactive activities that:

  • focus on building reading, listening, speaking and writing skills
  • accelerate language acquisition with visual and audio prompts and cues
  • support communicative language teaching and learning with activities relevant to real-world English-language usage

Students move at their own pace through exercises and are provided automated feedback on listening and reading activities. Teachers monitor student progress and relay feedback through the Teacher Management System.

Featuring 12 theme-based units with 30 total hours of learning material, the Learning Center is appropriate for a range of proficiency levels and allows students to:

  • practice English with a range of materials that include both everyday and academic English
  • enjoy interactive lessons with real-world examples
  • take responsibility for the learning process through guided independent study
  • become familiar with the types of questions on the TOEFL Primary tests

The Teacher Management System provides educators with tools to accelerate student progress. The system allows teachers to:

  • share feedback with students
  • generate progress reports
  • shape student content
  • evaluate students’ speaking and writing responses

To learn more about the TOEFL Primary English Learning Center, email [email protected].

TOEFL Primary Professional Development Workshop

The TOEFL Primary Professional Development Workshop highlights the language skills measured on the TOEFL Primary test that are needed for students to thrive in English-speaking academic settings.

The workshop provides an in-depth look at all the sections of the TOEFL Primary test, as well as ideas for classroom activities designed to motivate learners and help them improve their language skills. In addition, the workshop participants will consider a variety of instructional approaches, reflect on students’ progress in developing their English skills, and learn how to monitor student progress and provide students with feedback.

The workshops are offered in both in-person and virtual formats. For more information, contact [email protected]

Download the TOEFL Primary and TOEFL Junior Teacher Workshops flyer (PDF)

TOEFL Primary research

Like all TOEFL® tests, the TOEFL Primary tests are backed by over 50 years of expert research, ensuring their validity and reliability, and reflecting best practices in language testing.

View TOEFL Primary Research (PDF)